Lillian Mae DeWitt

2 February 1889–27 February 1981 (Age 92)
Oskaloosa, Mahaska, Iowa, United States

The Life of Lillian Mae

When Lillian Mae DeWitt was born on 2 February 1889, in Oskaloosa, Mahaska, Iowa, United States, her father, George W. DeWitt, was 36 and her mother, Mary Ann McKissick, was 21. She married Ernest Henry Shafer on 15 August 1908, in Mahaska, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons. She died on 27 February 1981, in Oskaloosa, Mahaska, Iowa, United States, at the age of 92, and was buried in White Cemetery, Oskaloosa, Mahaska, Iowa, United States.

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Family Time Line

Eugene Welch
1885–1947
Lillian Mae DeWitt
1889–1981
Marriage: 5 August 1922
Maxwell Eugene Welch
1923–2010
Lenore Irene Welch
1924–2015
Jack Welch
1926–2014
Rex Dean Welch
1928–2016
Betty Jane Welch
1930–
Vera Lucile Welsh
1930–
William Welch
1932–2002
James Richard Welsh
1939–2010

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
5 August 1922
Polk, Iowa, United States
children

(8)

    Maxwell Eugene Welch

    Male1923–2010Male

    Lenore Irene Welch

    Female1924–2015Female

    Male1926–2014Male

    Rex Dean Welch

    Male1928–2016Male

    Betty Jane Welch

    Female1930–Female

+3 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Male1853–1935Male

    Mary Ann McKissick

    Female1868–1960Female

siblings

(6)

    Charles Arthur DeWitt

    Male1887–1939Male

    Female1889–1981Female

    Ralph McCandless DeWitt

    Male1893–1952Male

    Emma Pearl DeWitt

    Female1899–1941Female

    John William DeWitt

    Male1903–1953Male

+1 More Child

World Events (8)

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 1

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.
1890 · Woman's Suffrage

Age 1

An organization formed in favor of women's suffrages. By combining the National Woman Suffrage Association and the American Woman Suffrage Association, the NAWSA eventually increased in membership up to two million people. It is still one of the largest voluntary organizations in the nation today and held a major role in passing the Nineteenth Amendment.
1913 · The Sixteenth Amendment

Age 24

The Sixteenth Amendment allows Congress to collect an income tax without dividing it among the states based on population.

Name Meaning

German: habitational name from any of numerous places so named, for example in Altmark, Mecklenburg, and Saxony.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Sources (3)

  • Mae Welch in household of Eugene Welch, "Iowa State Census, 1925"
  • May Welsh in household of Eugene Welsh, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Lillie Demott in household of George Demott, "United States Census, 1900"

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